Arguing About Literature: A Guide and Reader

Author: John Schilb,John Clifford

Publisher: Bedford/St. Martin's

ISBN: 9781319035327

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 1296

View: 8414

More and more, first- year writing courses foreground skills of critical analysis and argumentation. In response, Arguing about Literature first hones students’ analytical skills through instruction in close critical reading of texts; then, it shows them how to turn their reading into well-supported and rhetorically effective argumentative writing. From the authors of the groundbreaking and widely adopted Making Literature Matter, Arguing about Literature economically combines two books in one: a concise guide to reading literature and writing arguments, and a compact thematic anthology of stories, poems, plays, arguments, and other kinds of texts for inquiry, analysis and research. The second edition includes even more instruction in the key skills of argumentation, critical reading, and research, while linking literature more directly to the newsworthy current issues of today.

Arguing about Literature: A Brief Guide

Author: John Schilb,John Clifford

Publisher: Bedford/St. Martin's

ISBN: 9781457664830

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 304

View: 5061

Arguing about Literature: A Brief Guide hones students’ analytical skills though instruction in close critical reading of texts, showing them how to turn their reading into well-supported and rhetorically effective argumentative and researched writing.

Cengage Guide to Research

Author: Susan K. Miller-Cochran,Rochelle L. Rodrigo

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1305646398

Category: Education

Page: 432

View: 1716

Help students develop the research skills they need for success in academic, career, and everyday situations with THE CENGAGE GUIDE TO RESEARCH, 3rd Edition. Recognizing that technology is a part of daily life, the authors show students how to apply the research skills they use every day (buying a car or choosing a cell phone plan, for example) to academic and professional settings. Annotated student samples, research scenarios, and Techno Tips illustrate the how and why of researching and engage students with key research technologies important to success. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Literature for Composition

Author: Sylvan Barnet,William E. Cain,William Burto,Cheryl Nixon

Publisher: Longman Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780134099149

Category: Academic writing

Page: 1472

View: 2086

Previous editions had other title information: essays, stories, poems, and plays.

Writing Essays About Literature

A Brief Guide for University and College Students

Author: Katherine O. Acheson

Publisher: Broadview Press

ISBN: 1551119927

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 192

View: 2686

This book gives students an answer to the question, “What does my professor want from this essay?” In lively, direct language, it explains the process of creating “a clearly-written argument, based on evidence, about the meaning, power, or structure of a literary work.” Using a single poem by William Carlos Williams as the basis for the process of writing a paper about a piece of literature, it walks students through the processes of reading, brainstorming, researching secondary sources, gathering evidence, and composing and editing the paper. Writing Essays About Literature is designed to strengthen argumentation skills and deepen understanding of the relationships between the reader, the author, the text, and critical interpretations. Its lessons about clarity, precision, and the importance of providing evidence will have wide relevance for student writers.

Geschichten von der Liebe

Author: Emanuel Bin-Gorion

Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag

ISBN: 3105604839

Category: Fiction

Page: 136

View: 3881

Die von Emanuel Bin-Gorion gesammelten und herausgegebenen ›Geschichten von der Liebe‹ kommen von weither. Im fernen Osten, im nahen Orient, in der Antike, aber auch im europäischen Erbe haben die zum überwiegenden Teil anonymen und dem jeweiligen Volk gemeinsamen Erzählungen ihre Wurzeln. Von der Liebe, der Unbedingtheit leidenschaftlicher Gefühle, aber auch von Verrat und Treulosigkeit wird erzählt. Dem Leser der Geschichten zeigen sich die unterschiedlichsten Frauen wie in einem Kaleidoskop. Medea beispielsweise oder Brynhild sind beide starke und stolze Frauen, die Verrat und Treulosigkeit unbarmherzig rächen. Ganz anders erscheinen die Frauen der chinesischen Novelle oder des indischen Märchens: vom Zauber exotischer Erotik umgeben, sind sie oft die demütigen, opferbereiten, die Verrat und Treulosigkeit des Mannes gegen sich selber wenden. Die deutsche Sage der ›Weiber von Weinsberg‹ zeigt die Frauen mutig und listig. ›Die Amazonen‹ aber brechen in die Domäne der herrschenden Männer ein. Allen Geschichten gemeinsam ist die den Leser verblüffende Pointe, das Ende, mit dem nicht zu rechnen gewesen ist. (Dieser Text bezieht sich auf eine frühere Ausgabe.)

Reading and writing for civic literacy

the critical citizen's guide to argumentative rhetoric

Author: Donald Lazere

Publisher: Paradigm Pub

ISBN: N.A

Category: Education

Page: 404

View: 818

This brief edition of a ground-breaking textbook addresses the need for college students to develop critical reading, writing, and thinking skills for self-defense in the contentious arena of American civic rhetoric. Designed for first-year or more advanced composition and critical thinking courses, it is one-third shorter than the original edition, more affordable for students, and easier for teachers to cover in a semester or quarter. It incorporates up-to-date new readings and analysis of controversies like the growing inequality of wealth in America and the debates in the 2008 presidential campaign, expressed in opposing viewpoints from the political left and right. Exercises help students understand the ideological positions and rhetorical patterns that underlie such opposing views. Widely debated issues of whether objectivity is possible and whether there is a liberal or conservative bias in news and entertainment media, as well as in education itself, are foregrounded as topics for rhetorical analysis. Online Materials Available -Steve Brouwer's essay, "If We Decide to Tax the Rich" with complete footnotes and works cited -Model Student Research Paper: "From Reagonomics to Obamanomics" -Research Resources -Glossary of Rhetorical and Critical Thinking Terms -Works Cited

Reader's Guide to Literature in English

Author: Mark Hawkins-Dady

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135314179

Category: Reference

Page: 1010

View: 2190

Reader's Guide Literature in English provides expert guidance to, and critical analysis of, the vast number of books available within the subject of English literature, from Anglo-Saxon times to the current American, British and Commonwealth scene. It is designed to help students, teachers and librarians choose the most appropriate books for research and study.

Research Methods for Leisure, Recreation and Tourism

Author: Ercan Sirakaya-Turk

Publisher: CABI

ISBN: 1845938917

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 278

View: 1430

This introductory level textbook describes fundamental elements of research methods for leisure, recreation and tourism, with contributions from internationally renowned and active researchers in the field. It covers statistical information such as measurement of variables, sampling, questionnaire design and evaluation methods, and also contains wider discussion of writing proposals, communicating research findings, cross-cultural research, and the use of new technologies in conducting research. Enhanced by illustrations, focus boxes, review questions and case studies, this text introduces undergraduate students to the vital skills they will need to succeed in tourism studies.

Writing: A Manual for the Digital Age, Brief, Spiral bound Version

Author: David Blakesley,Jeffrey L. Hoogeveen

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1133168949

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 640

View: 7005

WRITING: A MANUAL FOR THE DIGITAL AGE, BRIEF 2nd Edition, is the rhetorical handbook for composing in the 21st century. Blakesley and Hoogeveen place students' writing front and center with an innovative page format that keeps students' attention focused on their own writing and on activities, checklists, projects, and visual aids that help them write. The page design and innovative visuals make information about writing, reading, research, documentation, technology, and grammar easy for students to access and understand. To accomplish their writing tasks, students are taught to ground their rhetorical decisions in the specific context in which they are writing. Because writing and reading occur both in print and online, WRITING: A MANUAL FOR THE DIGITAL AGE, BRIEF 2nd Edition, prepares students to work with images, audio, video, and print. Technology Toolbox features throughout, as well as two dedicated parts of the book (Parts 6 and 7), teach students how to compose with technology intelligently. A new chapter on Writing in Online Courses, the first of its kind in a handbook, will guide students in addressing this new but increasingly common context for writing. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

The Quick Fix Guide to Academic Writing

How to Avoid Big Mistakes and Small Errors

Author: Phillip C. Shon

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1526426900

Category: Reference

Page: 152

View: 824

Whether you’re writing a paper, essay, assignment, or dissertation, this short and punchy book helps you improve your writing skills through minimal effort. Providing you with a quick set of writing rules to follow, this tried and tested guide uses a unique and easy to follow grid-based system. Packed with advice on understanding (big and little) common errors made in academic writing, it helps you identify patterns in your own writing and demonstrates how to reshape or re-evaluate them - and raise your writing game in any academic context. How-to tutorials include: Synthesizing and critiquing literature – and using your coding sheet to develop critical arguments Shaping abstracts, introductions, discussions, and conclusions – to improve the logic and structure of your writing Applying lessons-learned to future projects, whatever format of academic writing. Save time and improve your grades, with this essential quick fix guide! SAGE Study Skills are essential study guides for students of all levels. From how to write great essays and succeeding at university, to writing your undergraduate dissertation and doing postgraduate research, SAGE Study Skills help you get the best from your time at university. Visit the SAGE Study Skills hub for tips, resources and videos on study success!

The Aims of Argument

A Brief Guide

Author: Timothy W. Crusius,Carolyn E. Channell

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities Social

ISBN: 9780072863437

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 400

View: 4104

The Aims of Argument is a process-oriented introduction to argumentation with unique coverage of the aims, or purposes, of argument: to inquire, to convince, to persuade, and to mediate. In contrast to other approaches, the focus on aims provides rhetorical context that helps students write, as well as read, arguments.

Student's Guide to Writing College Papers

Fourth Edition

Author: Kate L. Turabian

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226816333

Category: Reference

Page: 288

View: 3003

High school students, two-year college students, and university students all need to know how to write a well-reasoned, coherent research paper—and for decades Kate Turabian’s Student’s Guide to Writing College Papers has helped them to develop this critical skill. In the new fourth edition of Turabian’s popular guide, the team behind Chicago’s widely respected The Craft of Research has reconceived and renewed this classic for today’s generation. Designed for less advanced writers than Turabian’s Manual of Writers of Research Papers, Theses, and Dissertations, Seventh Edition, Gregory G. Colomb and Joseph M. Williams here introduce students to the art of defining a topic, doing high-quality research with limited resources, and writing an engaging and solid college paper. The Student’s Guide is organized into three sections that lead students through the process of developing and revising a paper. Part 1, "Writing Your Paper," guides students through the research process with discussions of choosing and developing a topic, validating sources, planning arguments, writing drafts, avoiding plagiarism, and presenting evidence in tables and figures. Part 2, "Citing Sources," begins with a succinct introduction to why citation is important and includes sections on the three major styles students might encounter in their work—Chicago, MLA, and APA—all with full coverage of electronic source citation. Part 3, "Style," covers all matters of style important to writers of college papers, from punctuation to spelling to presenting titles, names, and numbers. With the authority and clarity long associated with the name Turabian, the fourth edition of Student’s Guide to Writing College Papers is both a solid introduction to the research process and a convenient handbook to the best practices of writing college papers. Classroom tested and filled with relevant examples and tips, this is a reference that students, and their teachers, will turn to again and again.

An Insider's Guide to Academic Writing: A Rhetoric and Reader

Author: Susan Miller-Cochran,Roy Stamper,Stacey Cochran

Publisher: Bedford/St. Martin's

ISBN: 9780312566760

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 688

View: 7724

Click here to explore the book. All academic writing requires skills in critical thinking, close reading, argumentation and research, but disciplinary differences among the humanities, social sciences, natural sciences, and applied fields leave students and instructors frustrated by a one-size-fits-all approach to these skills. For writing programs committed to preparing students for the full range of disciplines they will enter, An Insider’s Guide to Academic Writing presents a proven pedagogy that helps students to adapt to the academic writing tasks of different disciplinary discourse communities. The pedagogy features a series of flexible, transferable frameworks and concrete connections to the disciplines including unique Insider’s video interviews with scholars and peers. Based on the best practices of a first-year composition program that has trained hundreds of teachers who have instructed thousands of students, An Insider’s Guide to Academic Writing offers two books in one: an innovative rhetoric of academic writing (available as its own book), and a thematic reader that foregrounds real readings from the disciplines. Use ISBN 978-1-319-05355-0 to get access to the online videos for free with the brief text and ISBN 978-1-319-05354-3 for the version with readings.

The Brief Wadsworth Handbook, 2009 MLA Update Edition

Author: Laurie Kirszner,Stephen Mandell

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 0495797529

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 592

View: 9833

The most comprehensive brief handbook available, THE BRIEF WADSWORTH HANDBOOK, SIXTH EDITION, provides students with extensive coverage of rhetorical concerns, the writing and research process, writing and researching with computers, visual rhetoric, and other topics essential for 21st-century student writers. This versatile and proven text is a uniquely effective guide to help students develop the critical thinking, reading, and writing skills they need to become successful communicators in college and beyond. Practicing teachers and collaborative writing partners throughout their careers, Kirszner and Mandell bring an in-the-trenches pragmatic understanding of instructor and student needs to every page of this Sixth Edition. This edition has been updated to reflect guidelines from the 2009 MLA HANDBOOK FOR WRITERS OF RESEARCH PAPERS, SEVENTH EDITION. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

The Craft of Research, Third Edition

Author: Wayne C. Booth,Gregory G. Colomb,Joseph M. Williams

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 0226062643

Category: Reference

Page: 336

View: 3148

With more than 400,000 copies now in print, The Craft of Research is the unrivaled resource for researchers at every level, from first-year undergraduates to research reporters at corporations and government offices. Seasoned researchers and educators Gregory G. Colomb and Joseph M. Williams present an updated third edition of their classic handbook, whose first and second editions were written in collaboration with the late Wayne C. Booth. The Craft of Research explains how to build an argument that motivates readers to accept a claim; how to anticipate the reservations of readers and to respond to them appropriately; and how to create introductions and conclusions that answer that most demanding question, “So what?” The third edition includes an expanded discussion of the essential early stages of a research task: planning and drafting a paper. The authors have revised and fully updated their section on electronic research, emphasizing the need to distinguish between trustworthy sources (such as those found in libraries) and less reliable sources found with a quick Web search. A chapter on warrants has also been thoroughly reviewed to make this difficult subject easier for researchers Throughout, the authors have preserved the amiable tone, the reliable voice, and the sense of directness that have made this book indispensable for anyone undertaking a research project.

Studieren - Das Handbuch

Author: Stella Cottrell

Publisher: Spektrum Akademischer Verlag

ISBN: 9783827423603

Category: Science

Page: 352

View: 4164

Studieren ist schwierig? - Nicht mit diesem Buch! Dieser praktische Leitfaden für Studienanfänger vermittelt grundlegende „Soft Skills“ (vom „Lernen lernen“ über Selbsteinschätzung, Zeit-, Projekt- und Stressmanagement bis zu Gedächtnis- und Schreibtraining, Prüfungs- und Klausursituationen sowie Karriereplanung u.v.m.) - locker präsentiert, in handliche Einheiten verpackt und je nach Bedarf selektiv nutzbar. Viele eingestreute kleine Tipps stehen neben Mini-Fragebögen, Kopiervorlagen für Tabellen, die man nicht im Buch ausfüllen möchte, und ähnlichen Hilfsmitteln. Das unterhaltsam-informative Werk beruht auf dem englischen Bestseller The Study Skilly Handbook und eignet sich für Abiturienten mit Studienwunsch, Studienanfänger verschiedenster Disziplinen und Quereinsteiger als Wegweiser durch die vielfältigen Anforderungen im "Studiendschungel".

Concordances in the Classroom

A Resource Guide for Teachers

Author: Chris Tribble,Glyn Jones

Publisher: Athelstan

ISBN: 9780940753068

Category: Education

Page: 114

View: 3488

The growing interest among language teachers in corpora, concordances, lexical approaches, and task-based learning makes the publication of Concordances in the Classroom a timely event. Many teachers are just beginning to explore the rich possibilities of using concordance data to improve their teaching and to extend the range of materials available to language students. It is apparent to many that the use of computers and text corpora offers interesting possibilies, but the question most often posed is: How can I make use of these tools in the classroom? Focussing on classroom practice rather than theory, Chris Tribble and Glyn Jones provide extensive, well-written answers to this question. Concordances in the Classroom includes a wide range of classroom-tested examples of concordance use covering: grammar, vocabulary, literature, and English for Special Purposes.